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. ♪ . >> giving thanks here in america, and so far the middle east cease-fire seems to be holding and this is special report. . >> ♪ >> good evening, and happy thanksgiving, i'm shannen breen in for bret baier. officials in the obama administration are praying that a cease-fire between bitter enemies halfway around the world will last. and an update on the fragile truth between hamas and israel. >> life in gaza and southern israel appears to be normal. as markets reopen and children play outside for the first time in eight days. and in a telling sign, israelis troops began to pull back from the border with gaza. as many as 40,000 israeli reservists hold up for a possible ground invasion were allowed to return home. >> hamas and thousands of supporters took to the streets of gaza today with its leader, and declaring the recent violence, a victory for the isl islamic militant group. >> and this victory is over and will never come back again. >> despite more than 160 dead and hundreds more injured, palestinians are celebrating, the cease-fire agreement not only calls for an end to
the election, mitt romney made his official closing argument of the campaign. >> if you believe america should be in a better course, if you are tired of being tired. then i ask you to vote for real change. paul ryan and i will bring real change to america from day one. >> romney cast race as the choice for the future on what he calls the president's four-year record of failure. >> candidate obama promised change. but he couldn't deliver it. i promised change but i have a record of achieving it. >> romney's final 96-hour sprint takes him to new hampshire, colorado. sunday to iowa, pennsylvania, virginia. monday to florida, virginia, ohio, and new hampshire. romney argues big change requires bipartisan and the president has been scapegoating. >> i won't waste time complaining about my predecessor. i won't spend my efforts try to pass partisan legislation unrelated to economic growth. from day one i'll go to work to help americans get back to work. >> senate democratic majority leader harry reid in a statement fired back. "mitt romney's fantasy that senate democrats will work to pass his conserv
's not a conflict in the middle east, it's black friday in america. and this is special report. >> good evening, i'm shannon bream in for bret baier. and tryptphan induced comas, and proceeded to the retailers at black friday. 'offered once in a lifetime deals during what has become a make or break weekend in awn friendly economy. and correspondent steve brown kicks off our coverage tonight. >> and on thanksgiving thursday to be first in the doors at midnight on plaque friday. >> and the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. >> we have our route. >> and toys "r" us, target, home goods. >> kohl's, breakfast. >> black friday is definitely the kickoff to the playoffs for us, if you think of it as a sporting event and it's a big day, we always want to come out really showing our guests what we have here and have a great start to the playoffs, yeah. >> and with retail sales a huge factor in the not steady u.s. economy, the shopping is encouraging. >> we expect sales to rise 4% this year, a little lower than last year, but you know, we think we really believe that consumers are feeling a lot
on the united states economy. but the whole of the euro zone in crisis does. as america struggles to boost growth. >> there are issues with confidence. worsening of the euro zone would have global impact. that is something that the u.s. consumer cannot ignore. >> greece's prime minister tried to put a positive spin on the situation. >> after monday, my personal goal give greece people right for growth and bring back smiles. it cannot happen only with work and organized action. >> monday is the day the european finance ministers meet to discuss greece with the $40 billion it needs. germany's finance minister says there are still some questions that need to be answered. and e.u. countrys need to vote before greece gets cash in hand. bret? >> bret: amy kellogg in london. thank you. >>> still ahead -- a preview of the second obama administration. first, the second big storm to hit the northeast in two weeks. from local communities to local businesses. the potential of yelp unlocked. nyse euronext. unlocking the world's potential. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. when you're carrying a l
with the u.s. fiscal cliff. as america reels from the drop in demand for exports to europe. a very important market. chris? >> chris: amy kellogg from london. thank you for that. still ahead israel takes out with of the top targets. but first, the man many blame for deadly meningitis outbreak takes the fifth. lists all done. raise the roof! no one says th anymore, mom. [ woman ] raise the roof! ah? raise the roof! [ male announcer ] it's our biggest toy rollback of the year. find hundreds of rollbacks on the season's hottest toys in stores now, from america's gift headquarters, walmart. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >> chris: lawmakers did not get much information from the man who runs the company tied to the meningitis outbreak that killed 32 people. correspondent jonathan serrie tells us he was asked a number of key questions but he wouldn't answer. >> i decline to answer. >> on advice of counsel i decline to answer. >> barry, the coowner of the massachusetts pharmacy implicated in the deadly meningitis outbreak refused to testify despit
and invitation to address the national convention four years ago. >> america, we need you to be with obama. >> amid the growing allegations the congressman took medical leave. that was kept from the public for 15 days. he campaigned with a robo call and television ad and easily defeated two challengers. cook county clerk david orr says a special election cannot be held fast enough to fill jackson's seat in time for the session in congress in january. >> shannon: mike tobin, thank you. mortgage rates hit a new low. the average interest charged on 30-year fixed loan dipped to 3.1%. >> tonight, chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel tells us there is a lot of talk and precious little action so far. >> thanksgiving and christmas holidays the number of legislative days until the nation hits the fiscal live are limited. much to be worked out. numbers are set for spending cuts and revenue increase. they recognize it cannot be done by the end of the year. so they want extension of current tax rate and spending levels. >> it seems a prudent course of action is figure out a bridge that takes
this as the republicans raising taxes. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their income taxes automatically go up on january 1. the lump of coal you get for christmas. >> congressional democrats are operating like they don't have to compromise on spending or taxes. >> elections have consequences. the president campaigned. he made it very clear. he made it very clear that he was supporting tax cuts for the middle class. that he wanted the expiration of the tax cuts for the high end. >> with very little progress among the inside players so far, the president now plans to keep pressuring republicans from the outside. he will be meeting with the nation's governors tuesday and he will address the business round table on wednesday. bret? >> bret: ed henry live on north lawn. thank you. we'll talk now about what almost everyone seems to be afraid of. if a deal does not get done. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel has the worst case scenario. >> i'm more worried about the sequester now than ever. >> that is because senator cornyn believes the automatic defense and spending
,000 infrequent or new d.c. voters were recalled and urged to vote tuesday instead. >>> election day in america is viewed with considerable interest around the world. senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg shows us from london. >> mr. speaker, the house will join me in congratulating president obama on the election victory. >> europeans overwhelmingly wanted to see president obama return to the white house. the special edition of the front page screamed one word. "yes!" however, you will find some who have been underwhelmed by the past four years. >> the point about obama is that he is sort of impressive man without being impressive president. i think that there was a feeling for example, certainly that he was apologetic about america. >> some con seventives question obama's moves toward a greater social welfare state in america. as europeans come to understand that their entitlement culture is unsustainable. further east in russia, dmitry medvedev expressed relief that man who called russia the top geopolitical foe mitt romney did not win the vote. vladimir putin graduated obama it's
can tell you that the most important thing about america has been throughout its history, its economy. we can't be strong militarily, diplomatically or in any other way, politically unless we are strong economically. we now have a debt to gdp that is out of sight. we got to figure out some way to deal with that. when he was governor of massachusetts, romney worked with democrat. it can of course a blue state. he was republican governor and had to work with democrats. he successfully worked across the aisle in a bipartisan way and got things done. that is what we need today in the chief executive of the united states. leadership means number of things but one thing is bringing parties together an get them to act, take care of the nation's business the way people who sent them up to washington, d.c. expect. we haven't seen much of that in four years. we badly need it. >> bret: you headed up the effort in the recount. i remember it well. down in tallahassee. i talked to you down there in recall evident of bush in 2000. if this is as close as it may be, you know very well there are lawyer
and unequivocal message. with the right leadership, america is about to come roaring back. >> this should not be that complicated. we tried our ideas, they worked. the idea grew. we created jobs. we tried their ideas, they didn't work. the economy didn't grow. not as many jobs. deficit went up. >> bret: the closing arguments in the final hours. we're back with the panel. what about the closing arguments and what the two candidates are running on? >> well, for obama it's simple. in fact, despite some of the statistics, his policies have worked, they just need more time to work, and romney is a bad guy, romney is lying about what he is representing himself as, that he is not the moderate he portrayed himself at. a rubber stamp of very congress servetive, congressional -- conservative congressional republicans and he will take us back. simple argument. >> look at the two closing arguments, i would rather make the one that romney is making than the one president obama is making. the president is burdened by a record on some very big issues, principally including the economy he has not done wh
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of the changing america in the coming years. >> a house g.o.p. leadership aid told fox news tax and entitlement reform are too complex for this year. lawmakers will try to put some kind of interim agreement on the president's desk just after thanksgiving with mr. obama aiming to sign it by christmas. house minority leader nancy pelosi sought to project coughs, and even though she said no one broached specific figures for an overall deal. >> i think it would be good if we did something in the 4 trillion dollar category of deficit reduction which is similar to the grand bargain that was discussed last year. >> nonpartisan budget hawks eyeing the opening round of talks with cautious optimism. >> i'm worried people say if i don't get my way i'll go off the cliff and you hear that on both sides, frankly, but i've also seen incredible interest and openness to putting in place a deal, both from president obama and leader boehner, and a number of members of congress. >> an aide to senator majority leader harry reid told fox news, the democrats are open to various tax loopholes only if the republicans a
to jerusalem. to meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> america's commitment to israel's security is rock solid. and unwavering. that is why we believe it is essential to deescalate the situation in gaza. >> after a short rest, clinton will now head to ramallah early wednesday to meet with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. before flying out to cairo to consult with egyptian president mohammed morsi at the center of the efforts to bring durable cease-fire. the violence in gaza was jeff shadowing president obama's trip to asia, which was supposed to be a calm swan song enabling the outgoing secretary of state to bask over her work in countrys like burma. instead, both spent much of their time in asia intensively dialing up mideast leaders. the president speaking with morsi three times in 24 hours. including aboard air force one on the way home to america. the president tan secretary both been on the phone, nonstop with regional leaders for a number of days. the purpose of her trip is to continue and intensify that engagement now face to face. >> the stakes for the pres
be a preview of coming attractions in america. >> anybody that thinks there will be a fiscal cliff deal in the united states to dot all "i"s, cross all "t"s and magically we are precision issues like entitlement reform and revision of the tax code, of course are dreaming. >> this analyst says what is going on in europe right now is the main issue in the global economy. even overshadowing the fiscal cliff. the markets today did not get a huge boost from the greek deal because they expected that it would happen. but they would have take an real hit had it not. bret? >> bret: amy kellogg in london. thank you. black friday shoppers got plenty of bang for the buck. that is later in the grapevine. up next, republicans try to zero in on hispanic voters. why is it that the most impressive technology often comes with a set of equally impressive instructions ? shouldn't something that's truly advanced, not need much explanation at all ? with the nokia lumia 822 on verizon, there's not much to learn because it's powered by windows... to let you do more than you ever imagined on your smartphone. ex
era. rural america is now electrified. killing that service could save 44 billion of the five years. eliminate ethanol subsidiarie subsidiaries. they cause farmers to grow corn for food not fuel. i would save $30 billion in five years. eliminate sugar subsidiaries to double price of sugar in the u.s. to save $6 billion. darely support. they are propping up the prices to add it would save $5.7 billion. why hasn't congress eliminated the kind of programs? >> they don't want to give up the power or the jurisdiction or the money. you it is a lot easier for members of congress to run back home an say i am fixing this problem by spending money. >> some members buck that trend. gao report commissioned by the republican senator jeff sessions and burn bush burn mire rors that of -- burn bush burn mirrors of that. and they are optimistic despite the public posturing to suggest otherwise. >> the fact you are not hearing details. is good. we'll sol tv one way or another. solve it eventually. the market will solve it for us. >> if a deal is struck without them it could be satis satissic to the l
to the united states of america. then we can outline what action might be taken. but first, condemn it. this is not acceptable. this is not what they expect. over dollars will be related to the progress toward democracy. >> senator mccain is helpful here by pointing out that the united states has leverage over egypt. i disagree with jonah on the idea id's a new dictatorship in home of the muslim brotherhood. in the negotiation with israe israel, morsi showed he can separate himself out and fact a pragmatic fashion. i don't know if he is represent brotherhood. the next day cashing in the political capital by declaring yourself unimpeachable dictator of the country. >> i guess we know this. there is no question on the matter of human rights. pickerson said we went from guys from mustaches to beards. not a good trade. our goal is not to secure democracy for any other company. our goal is to secure the best deal we can. whatever it takes. no advantage to alienate the largest air company in the world. i rarely support obama for anything. but hesitating to attack morsi what we knew he would
rollback of the year. find hundreds of rollbacks on the season's hottest toys in stores now, from america's gift headquarters, walmart. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> chris: so we just heard from senator saxby chambliss vice chair of the intelligence committee after the closed hearing with the top administration officials ended today. the three headlines i got out of that were they were able to see video from drones and from the consulate that showed in real-time what was going on when the attack happened. it sure looked to him like a terror acta, not like a mob. he said that was over. and he believes that susan rice appeared on the five sunday talk shows was delivering the political talking points. from the white house. and finally, he contra dicked the statement of paula broadwell, the idea that possibly the c.i.a. annex was holding libyans as prisoners. that's why the attack took place. get reaction from the panel. charles krauthammer in miami, your reaction. >> it was most interesting about what the senator said is that he wasn't willing to allow the c.i.a. or the intelligence community to be thr
. >> these minor changes i am suggesting wouldn't affect anyone that have the thought of making america better, if i were in the minority. to stop a filibuster on a motion to proceed a bill, take ten days to just get on a bill? i don't think that is good. we need to change that. >> bret: okay. back with the panel. kirsten? >> well, i guess i'm supposed to address the hypocrisy. >> bret: address what you want to address. >> in washington. what about the effort? >> bret: yeah. >> i think that -- i don't think that he is going to try to ram anything through. she going to try to get something in the middle, middle ground where you do stop the filibuster for just debating a bill. just simple things. it personally think that -- this is what harry reid thinks if you are going to filibuster you should have to filibuster. go on the floor and stand in front of the country and filibuster. right now they do it in the dark of night. they can stop the bill from moving forward and no one knows it happened. i think you have to remember that when the democrat were saying those things the reason they say it is
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